DIana Krall Live In Paris (Verve) Rating: N Rating: N
Now that Diana Krall's The Look Of Love album is verging on six-times platinum, if Verve had a tape of the jazz pin-up singing Wang Chung tunes in the shower they'd seriously consider boxing it with some glamour shots for the Christmas run-up. Instead, a recent recording of a small combo show at the Paris Olympia will keep the product pipeline filled for the holiday season. While Live In Paris does feature her playing the piano again, the performance is uninspired and the repertoire choices are predictably unimaginative. A limp studio crack at Billy Joel's Just The Way You Are (complete with wind chimes) has been thrown in, presumably to liven things up.